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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

L' Art Est Vision








the first thing we noticed ..
gentle reader..

beyond the fact that the countryside is gorgeous..








was the profound lack







of billboards...






a beautifully stunning lack
of advertisements...
France quickly made a beautiful impression upon
me...








there was an amazing collection of 
architecture in
Rouen

and many fine examples of Medieval Timber framing..












I adored the old and new together...









because it IS the way we live...






we arrived on May Day...







so the only things open were 







Flower stalls
selling flower baskets and bunches of 
Lily of the Valley
and coffee shops selling espresso...















beauty and street art...







antique and new 







lived peacefully..
side by side...







The Rouen Cathedral
was painted by 
Claude Monet ...







it too is a vision
of art from many generations...








It was really lovely to have the streets all to ourselves...













and though it was grey..






and chilly...








the beauty of Rouen..





















opened my heart...










art is vision...
and it is everywhere...








I am off again...
but when I return I will have 
photos from 
Giverny

from Monet's garden and home...

and my travel journal... of course


 this time we are off to celebrate with family...



grazie in advance of your kind remarks...
I so appreciate all your support...


xo


13 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Spectacular...xox

Pallas said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures. We went to Paris last summer, but did not get to the places you are showing us - beautiful. Looking forward to Monet's Garden.

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks, Corrine! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Pallas, still looking forward to Paris! Monet's garden was incredible...

Mostly Turquoise said...

And Paris is totally amazing, I bet..! Enjoy!

Jo Murray said...

Thank you so much for the mini-tour. You must be LOVING it all.

Deb said...

All those beautiful details - what a treat!

layers said...

Your travels produce such beautiful pictures.. you are so fortunate to travlel so much.

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

Lovely travel journal. Beautiful photos.

~*~Patty S said...

Oh be still my he♥art!
Such beauty and Muguet de bois for May Day = so memorable and special and ooh la laa!
oxo

Linda Jo said...

Beautiful!!!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Wonderful photos; they really make me want to visit France...

suziqu's thread works said...

Absolutely stunning photos and architecture Cat!
And to be there in person must have been breathtaking!